Some Ways To Heat Up Your Internship

Summer for Bentley students = internships. There is a misconception that interns do not do that much work. For reference, here is a meme posted on Reddit by @w007dchuck in r/Accounting:

Sometimes, because interns do usually have fewer responsibilities than full-time employees, interns can find themselves having a lot of downtime or maybe not enough to do. Here are some ideas on how to spice up your internship and heat up your responsibilities:

  • See if you can spend some downtime getting mentorship!
    • Schedule some meetings with employees who inspire you and chat over coffee about career paths and topics of the sort. For some topics of discussion that work for dinner or coffee, check out this blog. For ways to find a mentor, check out this blog.
  • Do extra work for your current tasks.
    • Improve your managers by adding in things or research that they did not ask for, making things look more professional, etc. 
    • Ask other interns or employees to weigh in on your work before your deadlines, if you and they have extra time on their hands. A second opinion can not only help your work be better but can help you build a bond with coworkers.
  • Explore company resources.
    • Many companies give interns access to things like LinkedIn Learning, which, if you don’t have tasks to do, is a great idea to explore. Working on your own professional development, while also becoming more familiar with your company and what it can offer employees is very beneficial for your long-term career path!
By Alina Minkova
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